For those planning to visit Nusa Penida and have limited time, then try visiting the west side of the island. Even though this side of the island is less crowded, you’ll get to see the beautiful Crystal Bay Nusa Penida. This is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, where you can see the sunset and go diving!
Transportation & Entrance Fee
Despite the isolated location, people can get here easily by scooter or car thanks to the developed road. Renting a scooter will cost around Rp 70.000/ day. As for cars, you can rent them for Rp 800.000 for a maximum of 6 people. However, please be careful on the road because the roads here are quite narrow and damaged. So, if you’re not a good driver, then forget about renting a scooter.
Other than renting vehicles, you’ll also have to pay an entry fee to enter the beach. The entry fee is Rp 10.000 for domestics and Rp 25.000 for foreigners. As for the parking, it cost Rp 5.000 per car and Rp 2.000 for a scooter.
Activities You Can Do on Crystal Bay
There are many great things you can do on the beach. If you’re planning to come, here are some fun activities that you can do:
1. Snorkeling & Diving
Diving or snorkeling is a must when you come to Crystal Bay Nusa Penida. The water here is clear as a crystal which will help you see underwater life. If you come on mid-year, you’ll have a high chance to see the mysterious mola-mola and manta rays. So, if you have a diving license, make sure to take some time to dive here.
2. Swim on the Side of the Beach
If you’re afraid to go too far, then just enjoy the beach by swimming on the side of the beach. Even the water here is clear as crystal, so you’ll still be able to see some fish and other sea creatures from the side of the beach.
3. Catch the Sunset
For those who are not in a hurry, then make sure to catch the sunset in the afternoon. The view in the afternoon is beautiful just like the ones you see in postcards, but better! During this, make sure to capture the beautiful moments.
Best Time to Visit
The beach is open 24 hours a day and is open every day throughout the year. The best time to come is early in the morning around 10:00 am, so you can start your day with snorkeling and finish it by catching a sunset.
To enjoy all the activities, try coming to the island around March to August where there is less rain. Plus, if you don’t want to see too much crowd, then come on March to April, when it is not peak.
So, if you’re planning to come to Nusa Penida Island, make sure to come to Crystal Bay. This beach is not only beautiful, but it also offers clean and crystal water. If you love diving or snorkeling, then you’ll surely love Crystal Bay Nusa Penida too!